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Robert Reich
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Robert B. Reich is the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and was Secretary of Labor in the...

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Care About the Details of Proposed Policies and Programs

Not a day passes that I don’t get a call from the media asking me to compare Bernie Sanders’ and Hillary Clinton’s tax plans, or bank plans, or health care plans. But detailed policy proposals are as relevant to the election of 2016 as is that gaseous planet beyond Pluto.

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Five Reasons Ted Cruz Is Even More Dangerous Than Donald Trump

Both men would be disasters for America, but Cruz would be the larger disaster.

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Paul Krugman Is Wrong. Here’s Why Bernie Sanders’ Movement Will Provide Real Change

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman last week warned Bernie’s supporters that change doesn’t happen with “transformative rhetoric” but with “political pragmatism”—“accepting half loaves as being better than none.” Krugman just doesn’t get it.

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The Real Reason the White Working Class Abandoned the Democrats

Who lost the white working class for the Democrats? Maybe the party should look in the mirror.

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Some Facts You Can Tell Bernie Sanders Skeptics

For one, the latest Real Clear Politics averages of all polls show, in hypothetical matchups, Bernie beating Donald Trump by a larger margin than Hillary Clinton, and also beating Ted Cruz while Hillary loses to him.

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‘The Big Short’ and Bernie Sanders’ Plan to Bust Up Wall Street

The movie shows why Bernie Sanders’ plan to break up the biggest banks and reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act (separating investment from commercial banking) is necessary—and why Hillary Clinton’s more modest plan is inadequate.

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What to Expect From the U.S. Economy in 2016—Hint: Does the Word ‘Recession’ Ring a Bell?

Economic forecasters exist to make astrologers look good, but this economist will hazard a guess.

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Robert Reich
Robert Reich

Robert B. Reich is the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. He has written thirteen books, including the best sellers “Aftershock” and “The Work of Nations.” His latest, “Beyond Outrage,” is now out in paperback. He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine and chairman of Common Cause.

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